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The Importance of Car Wax

While most of the time drivers can take a quick trip through the car wash and consider the job of maintaining their car's exterior finished, spending some time now and then applying car wax by hand has plenty of benefits. When it comes time to trade in or sell their used car, the time they spent routinely maintaining its appearance may be rewarded in a higher resale value.

Car wax can be made of real or synthetic substances, but both have one goal, to repel moisture. Spreading a coat of wax over your car's clean finish will keep…
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Car Wash: Basic Automotive Care

Washing your car is basic automotive care, but how often should you wash your car? We here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown like to err on the side of caution, so we wash our rides weekly. However, it's okay to wash your car twice per month as well. Here's why.

The Weekly or Twice Monthly Schedule

If you're blessed enough to live in a mild climate year-round and/or you park your car in a covered garage, you can get away with washing your car twice monthly. Stay open to adjust this frequency according to seasonal weather…
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Is Buying a Used Car a Smart Thing to Do?

Here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown, we want you to feel comfortable with your next vehicle purchase. Buying a used car makes sense from a financial standpoint. You pay less for a vehicle and don't have to deal with depreciation. Are there other benefits to buying a used vehicle besides the price?

Today's vehicles are made to last. In fact, according to IHS Automotive, the average car on American roads has been on the road for close to 12 years. Purchasing a gently used vehicle with low mileage will give you a reliable vehicle that could last you…
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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

Want to refinance your car but you don’t know how? In most cases, you just need to take a trip to a dealership and talk to them about your current situation. You could wind up getting a new loan for your current vehicle, or you may want to consider trading in your vehicle for something newer. In these cases, it’s always good to have positive equity. This is when your car is worth more than you owe. These are good situations to refinance, trade-in, and sell your vehicle because you’ll get the most value for it.

For…
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Protecting Your Car from Road Salt-Related Corrosion: A Quick Guide

While salt is a great way to keep the roads in Limerick free of slush and ice, the residue it leaves behind hastens corrosion of your car's brakes, body, and undercarriage. During a harsh winter, it's crucial to protect your vehicle from salt corrosion, and you can follow these steps to do so.

Salt is the main line of defense against an icy road, but it's bad for your car. As in other areas of life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; a good coat of wax works wonders. By waxing your car…

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The LATCH Test Can Help You Find A Child-Friendly Vehicle

Your child's safety and comfort are critical. These factors are something you should keep in mind when buying a new car, and we have a simple, easily-to-grasp way for you to gauge a vehicle's backseat dependability—the LATCH test. At Piazza Honda of Pottstown, it's our favorite way to display a vehicle's child-safety capabilities. Here's a brief description of how it works.

The LATCH test will provide a vehicle a rating of either poor, marginal, acceptable, or good. No matter how appealing a car may be, if its tether rating is poor or marginal, we…
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Three Things To Keep In Your Car This Winter

If you're a new car owner, you might not yet know all the things you should keep on hand for a safe winter in Limerick. Of course you want to have jumper cables on hand, but what else? Here are three things you should be sure to include in your winter survival kit.

Keep a fully charged rechargeable battery or a replacement cell phone battery in your winter survival kit, because you can only call roadside assistance if your phone is charged! Also, be sure to include a pair of work gloves and a pair of warm gloves. If…

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What To Avoid If you Want to Fix a Leak

When it comes to leaks, you are very likely going to want to fix them. If you don't fix some of the leaks, they are either going to get worse, cause a lot of problems in the vehicle eventually, or worse. There are certain things that you must avoid when trying to fix a leak,

One thing you want to avoid is using any additives such as stop leak or others. One thing is that it can be a gamble as to whether or not these additives actually stop a leak. Another issue is that it is a very…

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How to Travel As Safely as Possible with Pets

Gone are the days when pet owners left their pets home while they traveled. Today many dog owners are choosing to travel with their dogs, whether it’s a quick trip to the park or a long vacation. At Piazza Honda of Pottstown, we want to know that your trip with your pet is as safe as possible, so we’d like to offer some simple safety tips.
• Let your dog get used to the vehicle and traveling slowly before taking him or her on a long trip.
• Refrain from feeding the dog before traveling.
• Do not allow your pet…
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A Hatchback Gives You Versatility and Practicality in One

If you want a vehicle that’s up-to-date with the latest standards and has enough room for you, your passengers and your belongings, the hatchback is your answer. You can check out the full selections of hatchbacks that we have here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown and choose the option that will make it the easiest for you to get around.

With a hatchback, you’ll be able to fold down your backseats to increase your cargo room. This essentially allows you to make your trunk space larger so that you can haul bigger or a greater number of items…
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